Debunking Three Big Myths About Personal Injury Attorneys

We have all heard jokes about the nefarious reputations of one personal injury attorney or another. The media is rife with misconceptions about them, from TV shows featuring corrupt, ambulance-chasing lawyers to talking heads suggesting that lawsuits are ruining the American economy. It is a shame because the people who are often hurt by these misconceptions are the same people who could most benefit from hiring one. Let’s take a closer look at the realities behind the myths.

Myth #1: “I’m the victim of wrongdoing, but I can’t afford an attorney.”

Reality: More often than not, a personal injury attorney does not charge for their services unless YOU WIN. In which case, they take a percentage of your settlement. And since you have a much greater chance of success with an attorney who understands the legal system, your odds of a successful outcome are much higher with an attorney on your side.

Myth #2: “Lawsuits are bad for America. I don’t want to be one of those people.”

Reality: In a classic case of blaming the victim, corporations have spent excessive amounts of money on PR to spread the myth that lawsuits (especially lawsuits against them) are the problem with our legal system. But as anyone who ever accidentally violated copyright can tell you, corporations are far more litigious than the average citizen.

Myth #3: “You can’t trust lawyers.”

Reality: There are bad lawyers, bad dentists, and bad garbage men. But an attorney with experience and a good reputation will know how to fight for you to get the justice and compensation you deserve.

So before falling for a personal injury attorney myth, take a look at the facts and do what is best for your situation.

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